Three short films from Saudi Arabia selected for global audience in festival

A screen grab from Eman Aldweikh’s movie ‘Do it.’ AN
Updated 16 April 2018
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Three short films from Saudi Arabia selected for global audience in festival

JEDDAH: Three short films from Saudi Arabia have been selected to screen to a global audience at the first Small Screen, Big Film festival in April
The official shortlist for the festival has been announced, featuring 12 short films created on smartphones by young people across the GCC. The festival takes place via the British Council’s YouTube channel between April 24 and May 4, 2018, when all shortlisted works can be viewed across the globe.
Four standout smartphone filmmakers will be chosen at the end of the festival for a one-to-one mentorship program with a British filmmaker, courtesy of the London Film School.
Three of the shortlisted films were created by talented young people from KSA: “Do it” by Eman Aldweikh; “Fake Life” by Abdullah Zia; and “The Taxi Driver” by Faisal Musa.
Emirati filmmaker and jury member Abdulla Al Kaabi said: “Film is a medium of self-expression and we saw some incredible viewpoints from a hugely diverse group of young people in the Gulf.
“What’s unique about the Small Screen, Big Film Festival is that all entries are created using smartphones. This not only made it easier for more young filmmakers to share their story, but also challenged their creativity to tell a story in three minutes or less.”
Rehana Mughal, senior program manager for culture and sport at the British Council, said: “The Small Screen, Big Film festival has helped us to connect with the themes and topics that interest youth in the Gulf. There is clearly a passion for filmmaking among young people, and we would encourage everyone to experience this for themselves by watching the films online during the Festival.”


Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

Updated 25 September 2018
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Prince Sultan appoints Majed Al-Sheddi as assistant president of SCTH

  • Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for the appointment, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens
  • Al-Sheddi holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with a focus on marketing from Marshall University in West Virginia

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has appointed Majed Al-Sheddi as the commission’s assistant president on Tuesday.
Al-Sheddi thanked the prince for the appointment, considering it a new way to serve both the country and its citizens based on what he has learned from Prince Sultan: citizens come first and serving them is an honor for every official.
He stated that the new mission will allow him to serve in more comprehensive areas, affirming the national identity and advancing in the national economic project SCTH has undertaken.
He expressed his pride in Prince Sultan’s confidence in him. He affirmed that the prince is an exceptional teacher in administration, leadership and values from which he has benefited for more than 15 years.
The new assistant president prayed to meet the prince’s high expectations and contribute to the course of growth and development based on Saudi Arabia’s deeply rooted values.
He holds two masters’ degrees in public relations and training and education techniques with a focus on marketing from Marshall University in West Virginia, US.
Before joining the commission, he was a member of the training body at the Institute of Public Administration, then SCTH’s director general of media relations, supervising organizing committees for the commission’s events.